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Holiday religious services

St. Petersburg

John and Mary Kay Wilson will be entertaining, 3 p.m. today, Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 6315 Central Ave., in St. Petersburg. A $5 donation is requested. Call 347-1226.

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A Christmas program that includes a 100-voice choir backed up by a full orchestra will be performed at 7 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, 1900 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg. Also includes the music by Impact, First Song, the Men's Chorus, Heaven Transport Company and the Children's Choir. Free. Call 576-5508.

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The Chabad Jewish Center will celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, with what is being billed as a Giant Canned Food Menorah, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at South Straub Park, St. Petersburg. The Menorah lighting will be preceded by the kindling of a flame of unity, peace and freedom. The program will also include Hanukkah music, traditional hot latkes, dreidels and Hanukkah kits.

Hundreds of cans of food used to construct the menorah will be donated to local homeless shelters and food pantries. Donations are being accepted to buy institutional-size cans for the base of the menorah as well as standard-size cans for the eight branches. Donations can be brought to 6151 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 344-4900.


The community is invited to a Christmas Carol Sing-Along at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St., Seminole. The evening will begin with an organ concert by church organist Karl Ross at 6:30 p.m. before the service. The service will include an inside live nativity and will conclude with a celebration of the Lord's Supper. Call 391-5509 or check


Christmas Eve candlelight services will be held at 5, 7 and 11 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Services will include the Lord's Supper, a message from the pastor and Christmas music. Call 595-3421 or check online at

Pinellas Park

Good Samaritan Church will hold a Christmas Eve Community Celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. The choir will sing the cantata Go Tell It! and there will be an intergenerational worship service concluding with open Communion and the closing candlelight circle. Call 544-8558.

Holiday religious services 12/20/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 1:09pm]
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